Social Studies Timeline

Timeline created by lukes3
In History
  • NCSS is Founded

    NCSS is Founded
    NCSS stands for the National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor Occured in Hawaii, over 1500 people were killed.
  • First Satellite Launched (Sputnik, Russia)

    First Satellite Launched (Sputnik, Russia)
    This caused the US to realize how behind they were in the Space Race. We started focusing more on our math and science skills, and worked extremely hard so that we could beat Russia to the moon!
  • First Man in Space (Yuri Gagarin, Russia)

    First Man in Space (Yuri Gagarin, Russia)
    Again, the US recognized that they were behind, and hurried their efforts to send a man to the moon.
  • First Man on Moon (Neil Armstrong, USA)

    First Man on Moon (Neil Armstrong, USA)
    The United States finally pulled ahead in the Space Race by landing a man on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man to step onto the moons surface. "One small step for man, one giant step for mankind!"
  • Watergate

    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of President Nixon.
  • World Trade Center Attacks

    World Trade Center Attacks
    On September 11, the US was attacked by terrorists. 2 places crashed into the World Trade centers, collapsing them and killing hundreds.
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    Trenchfoot was a common disease among soldiers who could not get their boots dry while they hunched in trenches.
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    Great Depression

    Occured when the banks failed, causing millions to be thrown into poverty.
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    During this war, two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan.
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    Korean War

    Communism vs. Democracy. Had to do with North Korea.
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    Civil Rights

    The fight for rights - no matter what your skin color or ethnicity.
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    The U.S. began a military assault on Cambodia and later bombed North Vietnam in order to bring them to discussions about ending the conflict.
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    NCLB mandate in schools

    As far as in relation to social studies content, NCLB has not been our favorite mandate! In fact, I would argue that it has severely hurt our social studies content within the public school system!